In 2005, Neil Strauss introduced the public to the secret world of pickup artists (PUAs), men who seek to fine-tune their flirting skills to perfection. Adopting nicknames like Mystery and Juggler and speaking in PUA code, this sexual subculture has attracted followers hoping to woo the women of their fantasies -- along with criticism and controversy for its sexist tones. See how well you can "close" this pickup artist quiz from HowStuffWorks.com without pulling a C&B (crash and burn).
Question 1 of 20
Before devoting his life to developing his pickup artist (PUA) system, Mystery pursued what career field?
Question 2 of 20
In PUA parlance, to "sarge" a woman is to what?
Question 3 of 20
Tom Cruise's dating self-help character in the 1999 film "Magnolia" is based on what PUA?
Question 4 of 20
Down-on-their-dating-luck men who are hoping to hone their PUA skills are called what acronym?
Question 5 of 20
When a PUA spots an attractive woman, he'll refer to her in code as what?
Question 6 of 20
Neil Strauss, PUA extraordinaire and author of "The Game," has gone by what nickname?
Question 7 of 20
How long will a PUA wait before approaching an attractive woman he spots?
Question 8 of 20
The first time a PUA speaks to a woman he's interested in, he should toss out a what?
Question 9 of 20
Mystery recommends that PUAs-in-training approach how many women in a month?
Question 10 of 20
Which PUA was arrested in January 2011 for allegedly shooting a woman in the face at a party?
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following books is on every savvy PUA's nightstand?
Question 12 of 20
What's an example of "chick crack" that PUAs use to woo romantic targets?
Question 13 of 20
The PUA practice of wearing flashy outfits to attract women's attention is referred to as what?
Question 14 of 20
Which celebrity has Neil Strauss NOT reportedly seduced?
Question 15 of 20
The so-called seduction community at large started where in the mid-'90s?
Question 16 of 20
PUA masters are often skilled in magic tricks, handwriting analysis and what?
Question 17 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a PUA school of thought?
Question 18 of 20
A "day2" is PUA-speak for what?
Question 19 of 20
A PUA wishing to chat up a new lady should keep his eyes open for what?
Question 20 of 20